SIOUX CITY | Thousands are without power in Siouxland after severe weather hit Tuesday night.

According to MidAmerican Energy Co. at 11 p.m., a reported 2,000 are blacked out in Sioux City, more than 700 in Kingsley, Iowa, and 400 in Lawton, Iowa. The company said crews will work throughout the night to restore power. 

There have also been reports of widespread outages in northeast Nebraska. 

Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew tweeted deputies were blocking eastbound Highway 20 traffic through Moville due to a tree on the roadway. He also tweeted Interstate 29 had blown-over trees, but they have since been removed.  

Woodbury, Plymouth, Sioux, Ida and most northwest Iowa counties remain in a Tornado Watch until 2 a.m. Wednesday. 

The National Weather Service reported a wind gust of more than 60 mph in Sergeant Bluff. They also said there was a gust of 70 mph in Salix, Iowa. The weather service said Pender, Nebraska, received hail.  

To keep up with the latest weather service reports visit nwschat.weather.gov/lsr/#FSD,OAX,ABR,UNR,DMX,MPX/201706130500/201706140454/0100.

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